Tints & Tones - A day in the life of an artist.
Here is a short video about Sarthak sharing his journey with us.
Sarthak has been intensely passionate about art since his early teens and has honed the fundamentals of fine art with immense perseverance over several years. He has been painting professionally on variety of themes for more than 30 years. Through his commendable series of contemporary work on Rajasthan, Mythology, Mother Teresa and more recently on spiritual harmony, Sarthak, brings to us, the artistic interpretation of his most intimate feelings about the true essence of India. Sarthak doesn't see himself as a creator rather as an interpreter of God's creations.
Sarthak is adept in revealing his innermost reflections in oil, water, charcoal, ink & mix media and each medium brilliantly indicates contentment, exhilaration, tranquility, music & mysticism on canvas. If you observe his vignettes, the power of linear lines - both stated and unstated, fluidly enhance the subject.
If you ask Sarthak about his evolution as an artist, he says that its his belief that after every canvas, exhibition, he experiences a new aura & a refreshed sense of purpose. Each canvas to him is an experiment that takes him forward into the journey of inspired creativity.
Sarthak has had several solo and group exhibitions to his credit which have drawn appreciation from eminent art critics, the Department Of Culture, Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Sahitya Kala Parishad, Embassy of France, Hungary, Netherlands etc. His work has received extensive media coverage.
His works enjoy patronage and are part of several corporate and private collections such as World Health Organisation, New Delhi, Reliance Industries, New Delhi, Royal Netherlands Embassy, New Delhi, Gillette, U.S.A, Ernst & Young (India), New Delhi, Distacom Communications, Hongkong, TISCO, New Delhi, ANZ Information Technology, Bangalore, Imperial Hotel, Singapore, ITC Windsor Manor Sheraton & Towers, Bangalore, Food Corporation of India, New Delhi, Eveready Industries, Kolkata, Taneja Aerospace & Aviation, Bangalore, ITC Marriott Welcom, New Delhi, Sita Travels, New Delhi, Sumi Motherson Innovative Engg. Ltd, Noida, UBO Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, TCA Synergo Ltd., Bangalore, PL Worldways Ltd., New Delhi, Asharma23.Co., London, UK, ITC-Fortune Select Global, Gurgaon and several other national and international collections.
Apart from being an accomplished artist, Sarthak is also a gifted musician and spends hours playing Hawaiian guitar, his favourite instrument. He also enjoys Rabindra Sangeet and spends his weekends going through his huge collection of old records & cassettes.
What inspired us the most was the fact that at the toughest possible time, when most would prefer the security of a stable job, Sarthak with the support of his wife Sikha, chose to quit and follow his dream of pursuing art full-time. He is a testament to the fact that people who pursue their dreams and don't give up when things get hard are rewarded for their passion & perseverance.